In this pulse-pounding thriller, Private Detective Charlie Parker risks his life as he takes on a case for his dead client.
A pulse-pounding thriller featuring Detective Charlie Parker from the bestselling author of The Wrath of Angels.
'The finest crime series currently in existence' - Independent on Sunday
His client is dead. But Charlie Parker will not rest . . .
The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own.
The death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
Superb . . . this thriller underlines just how fine a writer Connolly has become - Daily Mail
Contains Connolly's usual brilliance with plot, dialogue, setting, humour and writing that is at times poetic - Independent on Sunday
[What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format . . . You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. - Daily Express
John Connolly never fails to please and with this latest in the long-running Charlie Parker he has delivered yet another superb thriller. With THE WOLF IN WINTER, he gives us a slice of the old world in the new world with one of the creepiest churches you will ever read about. - crimesquad
THE WOLF IN WINTER is a brilliant performance from one of our finest writers. - Irish Times
John Connolly goes from strength to strength and I for one cannot wait to read the next instalment. Dark, moody and gripping, THE WOLF IN WINTER is not to be missed. One more thing - that ending - Wow! - Milo s Rambles
Connolly's writing is poetic, mystical - and almost impossible to put down - Woman & Home
Connolly's writing flows beautifully . . . part of the novel's effect is created by having some very dark, often violent, moments described in such poetic language - it adds to the unease . . . Connolly is back on top - if you've yet to discover him it's a good time to start. - Killing Time
John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.
In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.